Simona Halep beat Serena Williams For 1st Wimbledon Title

by Samuel Abasi Posted on July 13th, 2019

Wimbledon, England: Simona Halep was simply unstoppable as she swatted aside Serena Williams 6-2 6-2 to claim her maiden Wimbledon title in sensational fashion on Saturday.

Seven-time champion Williams was hoping to equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slam singles crowns, but she was blown away by Halep’s blistering display on Centre Court in just 56 minutes.

Halep’s French Open triumph last year had helped to lay to rest the demons of three previous major final defeats and the seventh seed looked completely at home in her first decider at the All England Club.

Williams was undoubtedly below her best, but the reality was, even at the peak of her powers, she would have struggled to live with Halep’s relentless accuracy and energy, the world number seven committing only three unforced errors.

Her rival, meanwhile, tallied 26 as she fell to defeat in a third straight major final for the first time in her career, while Halep celebrated the most resounding of triumphs by sinking to her knees and then covering her mouth with her hand, seemingly in disbelief at her own display.

Serena Salutes Halep After Wimbledon Defeat

Serena Williams admitted she was powerless to prevent Simona Halep storming to glory in Saturday’s Wimbledon final, conceding she felt like “a deer in the headlights” in the face of such an onslaught.

Seven-time champion Williams was hoping to equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slam singles titles but she was blown away in less than an hour as Halep raced to a 6-2 6-2 victory on Centre Court.

Halep finished the match having made just three unforced errors while Williams committed 26, and the American was gracious in defeat during her on-court presentation.

“She literally played out of her mind. Congratulations, Simona,” Williams said.

“It was a little bit of deer in the headlights for me. Whenever a player plays that amazing, you have to take your hat off and give them a nod of the head. Congrats on all the hard work.

“I’ve got to keep fighting, keep trying and enjoying the sport I love. Coming out here and playing in front of these guys has been a joy.

“My team is amazing, thank you guys for all of the support. I love you all.”

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